San Francisco: Scrapyards and Parrots Galore


If you have some family or friends in San Francisco you should try to pay them a visit. On a recently family adventure, I got to see the famed “parrots of telegraph hill” and also explored a super cool scrapyard. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Over the summer, my parents and I visited one of my brothers living in San Francisco. We didn’t have a lot of rigid plans, which meant we ended up doing some random and fun things! First off, we all went on a little joyride around the hilly city with Goji, my brother’s Shiba Inu puppy. We stopped for lunch at Gracias Madre, a tasty vegan Mexican restaurant. Goji was disappointed that she had to be tied up outside…

We wound up picnicking close to Coit Tower, not too close as it was overrun with tourists. I didn’t know that it happened to be the same place where the “parrots of telegraph hill” made their home, until a flock of them started flying circles around us! There was nobody else around, and it really was an amazing sight.

The next day, my brother and I decided to go on a scooter adventure to a local salvage yard called Building REsources. The best part is that we were just browsing, wouldn’t have been able to fit any sinks, or big hunks of scrap wood on the back of the Vespa! They sure had some gems though, and there were a couple things I thought I NEEDED, if only for a split second.

All lomographers are creators, so head on out to San Francisco and build something! If you’re not in the hammering, sawing, or welding mood, at least you can add something to your photo library.

written by titidvivant on 2011-02-05 #places #scooter #dog #scrap #location #vegan #junkyard #parrots #travel-destination #telegraph-hill

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  1. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Nice read, also cool to happen on to the parrots.

  2. weedos
    weedos ·

    Makes me want to go back even more than I already did :-)

  3. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    nice shots

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